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January 14-21 Marathon, Florida (the Florida Keys)

Webster’s defines alchemy as “a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination.” 
This workshop will help you unlock the hidden patterns you carry: in your posture, facial expressions, breath,
even your gestures, empowering your personal transformation.

Combining Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons, Alba Method explorations, Cortical Field Re-integration, the arts and much, much more, you will come away enriched and inspired.

Lavinia and Judy will bring their combined years of study and teaching in a a powerful synthesis of embodiment practices. You will not find this combination of ideas and training anywhere else in the world.



Lavinia Plonka has been a passionate student of movement for over 40 years, beginning as a mime and touring the world as a teacher and performer. She has taught the Feldenkrais Method internationally for 25 years and is director of Asheville Movement Center in NC. She is the author of several books and audio programs. Lavinia is a certified teacher of the Alba Method, a somatic approach to emotion regulation.

Judy Greenman loves teaching people how to move more freely and live more fully. Based in the Florida Keys for 35 years, Judy teaches retreats world wide combining transformational coaching with body centered Cortical Field Re- Education®, Integrated Awareness® and The Feldenkrais Method® to accelerate embodiment of heart, purpose and personal freedom.

The Workshop

Part 1 • Saturday, January 14 (Starting at 5 PM) – Tuesday, January 17

Empowerment Through Embodiment –What is your self- image? What obstacles keep you from realizing your goals? The key, as Socrates said, is to “Know thyself.” With Judy’s and Lavinia’s synthesis of somatic explorations, you will discover and relieve the hidden physical and emotional tensions that interfere with joy and success. This tune up for body and spirit will result in improved breath, a sense of relaxation, easier movement. From there, you can reach for the stars.

Wednesday – Day Off



Part 2 • Thursday, January 19 – Saturday, January 21 (ends at noon)

This Emotional Life – Learn the 6 emotional patterns that form the basis of every expression. Unlock the power of breath and awareness with practical exercises as well as meditative explorations. We will connect the dots between both secular and sacred movement and its origin in the body. From courage to joy, from compassion to pleasure, you will learn to understand the somatic source of your expression, how to recognize it in others, and learn tools for regulating your own emotional life.

Housing Options

It is high season in Marathon (because after all, we all want to get out of the cold!)There are several housing options still open, though at this point, it seems all the air bnbs are booked. 

From the most expensive:


Rate Plan – BRKAS

Online Group Booking Code – 94770

Includes breakfast buffet


http://www.coconutcay.com Doubles are $183 including a resort fee that entitles you to free bicycles (you can bike to anything you need!), kayaks and more

 Our workshop will be held at

Judy Greenman’s Home Studio

Sombrero Beach Road

Marathon, Fl 33050

 If you need more info, contact Judy to have her help you. . If you need help with finding a roommate, contact Lavinia

Tuition (workshop only)                                                                                             
Entire week, $675.00
Part I or Part II only: $395 each